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Old 10-08-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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My jeep was recently pulled out of a mud hole and once I got it out it didn't drive because my transfer case was stuck between 4 lo and neutral, I had to hit the lever with a hammer to get it in 2wd but now it won't stay in gear and if I accelerate or stop too fast it makes awful grinding noises, I cant drive over20. Need help!!!!!
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Time for a rebuild.
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Why rebuild, it's just my transfer case
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Sounds like the pivot nut on the backside (hidden side) of the linkage has backed off
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So new transfer case or can I possibly fox that?
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You can fix it haha, I was just messing with you when I mentioned a rebuild.

Check the pivot/retaining nut, disconnect linkage and try it by hand, Try dropping one side off the pavement and rolling it to unbind it then move. I know in my cummins it will bind itself and until it slips you cant shift it.

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Lol Ohh alright, ok thanks man, I'm hoping I can get this fixed soon. I'll let you know how it goes, I'm gonna be working on it around 1:30 EST
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First do what I did with my cummins, if it just needs to slip a little that will do it. Than move on to actually checking parts.
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Ohh and also, the pin that goes from the transfer case to the what I think is the suspension actually came out
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Alright so now everything is back in place, but now 2wd still grinds, 4hi and 4lo are fun but 2wd still grinds. What do I do??
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Alright so now everything is back in place, but now 2wd still grinds, 4hi and 4lo are fun but 2wd still grinds. What do I do??
Are you in neutral when doing it? I would try just rolling at less then 5 miles per hour putting the TCase in neutral first then giving it a good tug to go into 2 hi.

Theres a good chance the shifter linkage bushing is sacked out, does it have a lift? If it does, you probably have a t-case drop kit between the crossmember and the frame...this puts a bit of stress on the shift linkage bushing,and over time that stress creates play in the linkage(bushing), making it hard to complete the transfer from 4 to 2.

Or you can weld a fat flat washer right below the original position to keep the linkage rod level.
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Are you in neutral when doing it? I would try just rolling at less then 5 miles per hour putting the TCase in neutral first then giving it a good tug to go into 2 hi.

Theres a good chance the shifter linkage bushing is sacked out, does it have a lift? If it does, you probably have a t-case drop kit between the crossmember and the frame...this puts a bit of stress on the shift linkage bushing,and over time that stress creates play in the linkage(bushing), making it hard to complete the transfer from 4 to 2.

Or you can weld a fat flat washer right below the original position to keep the linkage rod level.
no i dont have a lift, and after testing it more, it grinds inn all gears but i does stay in gear, what do these bushings look like, are they metal?
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exact same plastic grommet/bushings as in the shift arms
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thats the part that cam out and i put back in, so idk if thats wahts giving me issues but thats my best guess
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Honestly, grind it to the ground. It has a problem obviously, use it til it goes, if it does. Some just like to grind. Mine grinds into 4 lo and has no problems. Thats my professional advice.
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